Grover Cleveland Biography And History

A brief biography of Grover Cleveland, the twenty second president of the united states

Grover Cleveland was born on March 18, 1837 in Caldwell, N.J. He grew up with his father until his father died when he was only sixteen years old. Grover Cleveland was an average student in school, but had planned to go to college, this dream ended with the death of his father. At the age of sixteen Cleveland had to find a job and work. After one year of working in New York City, he decided he was going to set out for the west, but he only made it to Buffalo. His uncle lived in Buffalo, and decided that Cleveland should go to college and study law, so his uncle arranged for Grover Cleveland would attend school to become a lawyer. In 1882, his studies had paid off; he was elected the Governor of New York State.

At the Campaign of 1884, the Democrats had not had a President in office for over twenty-eight years. Grover Cleveland was the first Democrat elected President after the Civil War, thus becoming the twenty-second president of the United States.

Grover Cleveland did not win the presidency by a landslide, it was a very close race. Grover Cleveland was not widely known throughout the country, but when Cleveland got to Washington he became known very well. He had an attitude of he had a job to do, and was going to see that the job got done.

Grover Cleveland had no back door, he was a very blunt man and also had a temper, Cleveland did not have many friends in Washington, but his belief was for the people. He believed that the people should control the government and not the government controlling the people.

During his term he was able to get the first ever regulatory agency created by Congress: it was The Interstate Commerce Commission. This agency was created to stop the railroads from charging extravacant prices and start charging reasonable rates.

Cleveland during his term was constantly trying to get traffic reform by having shipping rates decreased, but this constant chalange cost him his next term.

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